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, the nsa agency recently tracked over 60 million calls in spain and the space of a month. the disclosure comes as the delegation of german and french lawmakers were in washington today to press senior u.s. intelligenced officials for answers on allegations of widespread spying by the united states and the home countries. the german newspaper der spiegel has revealed the nsa was using the u.s. embassy in berlin to spy on germans including chancellor angela merkel. according to the magazine, merkel's mobile number had been lifted by -- listed by the nsa special collection services 2002. all of these reports have been based on leaks by edward snowden. in a moment we will be joined by journalist glenn greenwald who first broke the snowden story. first, we turn to saturday's protest in washington. it was organized by the stop watching us coalition. jesselyn radack, a former justice department who now works for the government accountability project, read a message from edward snowden. >> we are here to remind our government officials that they are public service -- servants. this is about the
stories. a group of european lawmakers in washington trying to sort out the nsa spying allegations. they met with the chair of the house intelligence committee mike rogers. members of the delegation spoke after their meeting. >> we need to figure out why this kind of massive activity is happening and what kind of trust needs to be built. in the end we're fighting a battle with tight security and we need to get the balance right. we're concerned, too, about security, and we made that clear. but most of it is the balance of privacy of citizens. >> james comey was sworn in as head of the fbi. he previously served as deputy attorney general in the bush administration. >>> u.n. envo arab league envoys trying to build support for peace talks next month. >>> nearly a year after super storm sandy ellis island opens. if you would like the latest on any of the stories in our bulletins we encourage you to head on over to our website at www.aljazeera.com. once again, www.aljazeera.com. tony harris. >> tonight on "inside story" the united states spies on friends, not just foes. is this the new
facilities where operating listens were revoked. >> the n.s.a. scandal widens to another united states ally. >> the doctor is out: the doctor who was in >> penn state will pay $60 million to settle claims of child sexual abuse by former assistant football coach jerry sandusky. the money will be paid to 26 young men after negotiations that last add year. the school faces six other claims. he is facing a new trial while serving a sentence of 30 do 60 years. >>> new revelations of the n.s.a. spying scandal. there are conflicting reports on whether president obama knew about the extent of the spying. the "wall street journal" reports that the president only found out in the summer that united states was monitoring three dozen heads of state and followed a white house review of the n.s.a. surveillance program. we have more on the "wall street journal" story next. >> the n.s.a. spying scandal continues to grow. today, a report that for five years president obama had no knowledge that united states spies were were targeting 35 heads of state including some america's top allies. the "wall street jo
it town. >> reports that president obama knew the nsa was spying on angela merkel. and leaders head to washington to discuss the spying. >> syria plans to destroy chemical weapons with a watchdog overlooking. >>> rock'n'roll fans remembering influential punk pioneer lou reed. [ ♪ theme ] >>> welcome to al jazeera america. ever since the federal health care website went on line this month it's been plagued by problems. now there's a new glitch. the data hub is down - halting online enrolment. that hub, going down sunday, verifies applicants' yoists and incomes. it's key. the problem was caused by a connectivity issue at a center operated by ver eyeson. they quote in a statement: >> well, the latest gaff is yet another head ache for health -- health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius, who is set to appear before a committee to testify. the glitches are blamed for low enrol. sam say kathleen sebelius should step down if she can't fix the problems with healthcare.gov. >> the president has been poorly served with the implementation of his own signatory regulation. if someo
president obama knew about the nsa surveillance of foreign leaders. >>> it's been nearly one year since superstorm sandy shattered millions of leaves and caused billions in damages. this morning a new york city landmark reopens for the first time since the storm. >>> check on it. they pick him off. >> another surprising finish in the world series, an unprecedented ending to game four. ♪ >>> and remembering lou reed, the rock pioneer and punk poet passes away at 71. captioning funded by cbs >>> this is the "cbs morning news" for monday, october 28th, 2013. good morning. good to be with you. i'm anne-marie green. well, we begin with a diplomatic uproar over u.s. espionage operations. a german magazine reports that the united states may have been monitoring german chancellor angela merkel for more than ten years and the director of the national security agency is denying reports that he discussed operations involving merkel with president obama. susan mcginnis is in washington. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. you know, many here seem unfazed by word of this kind of moni
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. >>> right now, the fallout from the latest revelations on nsa surveilance and what the president knew about the active operations. we're waiting to hear more at the white house briefing about to boo gin. also, right now, the obama care website is down at least across parts of the united states again. we're going to have the details of the problems affecting health care gov and a preview ahead of what could be a tough week for the obama administration. >> right now the ellis island museum is opening once again, seeing its first visitors since it was damaged by hurricane sandy last year. hello, i'm wolf blitzer reporting today from washington. we start with the fallout over the latest revelations about spying at the nsa and tapping of world leaders' phones. the big question people are asking now is, what did the president know and when did he know it. i'm joined by chief national security kurt correspondent jim sciutto who has been covering the story. crux of the controversy is what. >> well, the crux right now is what did the preds know and when. there's some conflicting information out ther
hard questions need to ask of the nsa. >> bay area quarterbacks did it their feet, running away with wins. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on kpix 5 news this morning. good morning, everyone. it's monday, october 28th. i'm michelle griego. >>> in for frank. straight up, 6:00. developing right now police say a drunk driver killed a woman this morning a. live look at the scene near hamilton place. the 27-year-old female driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. the car hit a garage door. unit now gathering evidence. >>> the bay area is waking up to wind damage this morning. winds reaching up to 40 miles per hour in some spots, brought down trees, trucks, power lines, cleanup is just beginning. kpix 5 in ant i don't care where one person was hurt after a tree came crashing into his bedroom. kate? >> reporter: michelle, the winds calm, which is a good thing. that family lives in a home behind me. they have quite a bit of cleaning up to do after this. take a look for yourself. the winds were so strong knocked this tree branch s
's communications. >>> another report out today, this one in a spanish paper el mundo, the nsa tracked over 60 million calls in spain in one month. documents provided by nsa leaker edward snowden. the spanish government summoned the american ambassador asking for an explanation. >>> this weekend, thousands of protesters marched on capitol hill demanding an end to the government surveillance program at home and abroad. many carried signs praising snowden and thanking him for blowing wistle on the nsa by leaking classified documents. this comes as international outrage builds over the broad scope of the nsa's data gathering over years. european leaders continue to put pressure on the country to for a new spying deal on allies. chefon, thank you so much for your time. >> thank you. >> let's explain why it is some officials have explained perhaps why the president would not know about this for five years. >> as it was explained to us, this type of surveillance is the type of program or decision that would be executed at the level of the national security agency and the way the protocols are set up
. stephanie boswell, picayune, mississippi. >>> the nsa monitored 60 million phone calls last december. el mundo is getting the information from edward snowden. comes from claims that president obama knew about and improved spying on angela merkel. not true. house and homeland security, says the house should stop apologizing for the nsa, and dick cheney agreed. >> important to the security of the nation and need to be preserved. >> the reality is the nsa has saved thousands of lives not only the united states but in france and germany and throughout europe. the french are ones to talk. the fact is they carried out spying operations against united states both the government and industry. >> a much different thought though from democratic senator jean sheheen. she called for the government to come clean about its surveillance program. >> i think the revelations from snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral ription relationshipsh germany with mexico with the other countries where the suggestion is we've listened in. so i think we have repai
he takes office and a growing outrage over revelations how extensively the nsa has been spying both here and around the world. want to bringing in wolf blitzer out of washington. and wolf, first of all, this is an interesting situation. he is a republican and was covering the white house at the time in march of 2004 when he was the acting attorney general. this story is what a lot of folks talk about. he went to the hospital where that's where the attorney general ashcroft was. he was ill and comie refused to sign off on the domestic wiretapping program that was so controversial back then. there was a lot of pressure for ashcroft to sign and for comie to sign, as well. he said no, i'm not doing this and threatened to resign till he resolved the issue with president bush. now he says that the nsa and not the wiretapping but the spying is okay. that it's actually a reasonable thing to do. is he changing his tone here? >> not really because if you remember, i'm sure you do and a lot of viewers will remember, what he was really upset with and why he went to the hospital bed of then atto
to determine how to carry those out. white house spokesman jay carney warned that critics of nsa surveillance should be careful what they wish for. >> we're one attack away from assessments about what went wrong in our intelligence capabilities and collections. the work that's being done here saves lives. >> reporter: whether listening in on the leaders of close allies such as german chancellor merkel saves lives, the white house didn't have an answer. though it confirmed it is reassessing such high level surveillance as part of its overall intelligence review. on the hill today, european lawmakers went head-to-head with congressional leaders on nsa spying. the head of the delegation told me their discussion was frank. >> you had a very stern message to deliver. >> i think we had a very robust and strong message when we came to congress today. this bill which has come through the allegations is something that's [ inaudible ]. they feel very uneasy. they don't know why it's happening, why our strongest ally is doing it. >> reporter: today, they had more to talk about regarding spain, where the
leaked last week, that the scope of the nsa's intelligence gathering extends to america's closest ally as broad. the wall street journal reports the national security agency ended a program that spied on as many as 35 world leaders after the white house ordered an internal review over the summer. senior officials say several programs have already been shutdown and others are expected to be closed at a later date. the report also states president obama spent nearly five years in office in the dark, unaware of the nsa's practices overseas. officials say the targets of these programs are not typically decided by the president but by the agency. yesterday congressman peter king defended the nsa's programs saying they should be viewed as a positive thing for everyone involved. >> the president should stop apologizing and stop being defensive. the reality is the nsa saved thousands of lives. not just the united states but also in france and germany and throughout europe. we're not doing it for the fun of it. this is to gather valuable intelligence which helps not just us but the europeans. >
encouraged the bugging of merkel's phone. leaked documents show that her number was on the nsa watchlist from 2002 to, three years before she became chancellor. comment from the former french prime minister said he never expected america to go this far. >> we knew that some practices were existing. as such a system, this came as a surprise. what we are seeing today is the incredible privileges of the u.s. administration over the control of the world system. we know the u.s. by controlling the financial system through the banking and government, through the dollar currency as a reserve currency. but controlling the internet and information, it is a monopoly. if we are going in the same direction, confrontation may be. >> explanations for washington. france and germany as pushing for a new deal. nsa has been tracking phone calls of 35 world leaders. a lack of trust that could harm the partnership and washington. germany is harboring with brazil for a u.n. resolution. a diplomat said the anger is unlikely to go beyond formal statements. >> on the longer-term after the media has toned down the bi
possibly armed and dangerous. the shocking details on their brazen jail break. >>> the nsa spying scandal engulfing the white house. new allegations this morning that the u.s. was spying on dozens of foreign leaders and a shocking admission as to when the president was made aware. >>> and another huge setback for the obama care website. new, a critical data center crashing this weekend halting enrollment across the nation. what does this mean now for the health care law? >> good morning to you. welcome to "early start." i'm zoraida sambolin. do you want to talk about the red sox? >> i can't! i haven't slept in three days and barely can speak at all. >> good morning. i'm john berman. i got to say this is a frightening way to start your week. >>> a statewide manhunt for four escaped inmates that could be armed and dangerous and happening in oklahoma. they broke out of jail 70 miles west of oklahoma city. the inmates were able to break a lock and enter a trapped door above the shower early sunday morning and made their way to freedom through a tiny crawl space beneath the roof. he. >> would
.s. as spying on german leaders and that the white house ordered the nsa to stop some of the monitoring after it was discovered this summer. a german tabloid claims the president knew back in 2010 that the nsa was tapping merkel's phone and allowed it to continue. it came out after edward snowden said the u.s. has spied on world leaders. what president obama spoke to chancellor merkel when the two spoke about the spying. >> the president said we're not going to do this going forward. >> but it may have been done in the past. >> we don't want to get into the business of inventorying everything we've done in the past but what we're looking at is how can we both make necessary reforms in how we gather intelligence and how can we be more transparent about what we're doing with our allies and the public. >> joining me now ambassador mark ginsburg. it's great to have you here. the white house finds itself caught between a rock and a hard place. now they have to come out and ask for forgiveness as opposed to permission, because they never would have gotten permission to do this. but this is not unhe
that president obama knew of and approved a plan to allow the nsa to listen in on german chancellor angela merkel's phone calls. they deny the report and susan mcginnis has the latest. >> reporter: a european delegation is in d.c. this morning to meet with white house aides and members of congress. they're expressing outrages at reports the nsa has been eavesdropping on as many as 35 lead glers i think we have repair work to do and hard questions to ask of the nsa about what's really happening in this program. >> reporter: the very sit comes on the heels after new revelation from a german newspaper which says the nsa listened in on german chancellor merkel's phone calls since 2002 and chief alexander briefed the president on the spying in 2010. the obama administration denies it saying news reports claiming otherwise are not true. but some members of congress are skeptical. >> remember, the nsa works for the president so it's a question did the president want to hear what chancellor merkel was saying because through his national security advisor he knew or should have known. >> reporter: others s
♪ >>> hello, welcome to al jazeera america. i'm jonathan betz, live in new york. >> the nsa denies reports president obama knew about and approved the spying on germany's chancellor. >> after months held hostage farc frees a u.s. marine. >> syria submits a plan for getting rid of its chemical weapons three days before the deadline. >> remembering rock pioneer lou reed. the former velvet underground died at the age of 71, today. [ ♪ theme ] >>> international uproar over reports the u.s. spied on germany's chancellor is not going away. there are claims president obama knew about the phone taps and approved them - the white house says it is not true. we are getting reports that the eavesdropping started in 2002, before angela merkel was elected. >> this morning senator jeanne shaheen called on the nsa to come clear on the surveillance program. >> i think the revelations from edward snowden, and secrets that are revealed are doing damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, mexico and other countries where the suggestion is that we've lisped in -- listened in. i think we hav
't know. citing a u.s. intelligence worker involved in the spying operation, he said nsa chief keith alexander informed obama in person about the surveillance in 2010. the paper quoted the source as saying that obama did not stop the operation back then, but let it continue. the article said they increased the surveillance to include the contents of merkel's text messages. the agency then started tapping a new, supposedly bug-proof cell phone she acquired this past summer. media reports say obama apologized to merkel when she called him on wednesday. the president told merkel he would have stopped the bugging had he known about it. specs spokespersons for the nsa have denied the allegations. the agency said in a statement in beijing on sunday that nsa chief alexander never had talks with president obama about its spying activities on people, including merkel in 2010. a german weekly magazine has disclosed the details of allegations that u.s. intelligence services secretly collected information worldwide. the report says u.s. agents installed spying equipment at u.s. embassies and con
at reports the nsa has been eavesdropping on as many as 35 world leaders. >> think we have repair work to do, hard questions need to ask of the nsa about what's happening in this program. >> reporter: visit comes on the heels of a new revelation from a german newspaper which says the nsa listened in on german chancellor angela merk,l's phone calls and that chief keith alexander briefed the president on the spying in 2010. the obama administration denies it, saying news reports claiming otherwise are not true, but members of congress are skeptical. >> the nsa works for the president. so it's a question of, did the president want to hear what chancellor merkel was saying. he knew or should have noun. >> reporter: others say the white house has to answer. >> i think the president should stop apologizing, stop being defensive. has saved thousands of lives, not only in the united states, france, germany throughout europe. >> reporter: the wall street reports -- a white house review uncovered the operation this summer. cbs news washington. >> and more damaging information could be forthcoming.
spying on its closest friends. more questions about which world leaders are targeted by the nsa, and why the president claims he knew nothing about it. >>> plus a massive man hunt under wray tonight. prisoners off the run after taking an unusual escape route. >>> let's go out front. >>> and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. out front tonight. breaking news under pressure. the obama administration has just authorized the release of more details about the american government's collection of telephone data. the director of national intelligence, james clapper just said this in a statement. their declassification is not done lightly. i have determined, however, that the harm to national security from the release of these documents is outweighed by the public interest. now clapper and other officials are all going to be testifying in detail about this program on capitol hill tomorrow. the white house, though, so far has begged ignorance. but what exactly is the president's role? here's what we know. now hear me out here. a u.s. official tells cnn tonight that president obama was brief
what you get into it. it's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. with the nsa spy game, that somebody may be america. thanks edward snowden. we spin on that. on monday, all music all hour long lou reed, "take a walk on the wild side." ♪ [ female announcer ] who are we? we are the thinkers. the job jugglers. the up all-nighters. and the ones who turn ideas into action. we've made our passions our life's work. we strive for the moments where we can say, "i did it!" ♪ we are entrepreneurs who started it all... with a signature. legalzoom has helped start over 1 million businesses, turning dreamers into business owners. and we're here to help start yours. >>> everybody is to leave here immediately. this is closed until further notice. clear the room at once. >> how can he close me up? on what ground? >> i'm shocked to find out gambling is going on in here. >> thank you, very much. >> shocked, shocked, i say. you mean to tell me the national security agency had the power to spy on whomever they pleased and may have taken advantage of that power? >> you can bet nsa survei
allegations of nsa spying on european allies have sent the obama administration scrambling. today u.s. officials will sit down with lawmakers from the european union to discuss the latest round of spying allegations. reports said the nsa monitored cause of 35 world leaders including france and germany. the latest charge comes from germany where the nsa allegedly monitored chancellor angela merkel's cellphone decade. one paper wrote that president obama was made aware of it in 2010 and allowed to continue. the nsa denies the president knew anything. >>: much of its discarded. merkel placed an angry phone call to the president and another german officials say is this has shaken their confidence in the united states where are the claims coming from a document from nsa leader edwards and aldon. and anger over clams the nsa is spying on people around the world is spilling into the streets of washington. demonstrators rallied against the nation's surveillance programs on saturday. a state department spokeswoman says president obama has directed the government to review and surveillance ca
arrived in washington today and want answers concerning the n.s.a. spying program. >> a number of reports almost all based on information leaked by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden suggest the u.s. has been spying on many countries and their leaders, including important u.s. allies. >> the white house denies the report that president obama knew the n.s.a. was eavesdropping on german leader angela merkel. we have the latest. >> a nine member delegation will meet with senior government officials over allegations of widespread spying against leaders. new allegations surfaced that president obama approved spying on german chancellor angela merkel. according to the wall street journal, the president was unaware the n.s.a. was spying on world leaders and ordered the agency to stop some of the monitoring programs after learning of them. >> the president assured the chancellor that the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor. >> it's not just the europeans who are upset. over the weekend, thousands marched on washington to express their out
knew but a german newspaper report that claims he was told by the eavesdropping is wrong. nas -- nsa spokesperson, says, general alexander, head of the national security agency did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving chancellor merkel, nor has he ever discussed alleged operations chancellor merkel. the president reportedly apologized to merkel who grew up in east germany under the eyes and ears of the sassi. he said he would have stopped the bugging if he had known about it. lawmakers say new leaks from edward snowden about the u.s. intercepting phone calls from other officials are really hurting relations. >> i think the revelations from snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to our bilateral relationships with germany, with mexico, with the other countries where the suggestion is that we have listened in. so i think we have repair work to do. bill: brazil's president canceled a state visit over nsa leaks that indicated her phone calls had been listened to. bill? bill: what is the white ho
intelligence gathering above all is about protecting security. allies thatre our the u.s. is not using the nsa intelligence gathering capabilities to promote america's economic interest? use intelligence capabilities for that purpose. we use it for security purpose. first of all. second of all, it's important to recall, too, that we have extremely strong and important intelligence security relationships with our allies and those relationships are help keep american safe, to help keep american safe abroad, and to help keep our allies safe. that kind of relationship, those are key relationships to the security of this nation and our allies. again, we are conducting a review. disclosuresul these have caused tension in our relationships. we deal with those issues diplomatic channels. and we are in direct communication with a number of countries on these matters. ,he president is very serious as you heard him say in august, about making sure when these reviews take place, that we strike that balance, that we remember our intelligence people who dohe extraordinary work to keep us we areery day, and
stabbed in the fight was treated for minor injuries. >>> it has been five months since nsa contractor snowden fled the country with classified documents. information from those documents is still coming out. >> reporter: a european union delegation is in d.c. this morning to meet with white house aids and members of congress. they are expressing outrage at reports that the nsa has been listening in on 35 world leaders. >> we have repair work to do and hard questions that need to be asked of the nsa about what is really happening in the program. >> reporter: the visit comes on the heels of a new revelation from a german newspaper that says that the nsa listened in on phone calls as far back as 2002 and chief alexander briefed the president on the spying in 2010. the obama administration denies it. but some members of congress are skeptical. >> remember the nsa works for the president. so it's a question of did the president want to hear what the chancellor was saying because through his national security advisor he knew or should have known. >> reporter: others say that the white hous
control after revelation that is u.s. may have spied on german chancellor angela merkel. nsa apparently bugging her phone calls, part of a secret program monitoring dozens of world leaders. the white house says president obama was unaware of the program for nearly five years until it was uncovered over the summer during an internal review by the administration. the nsa denies a report that the president was briefed years ago by the head of the agency releasing this statement. general alexander, he is the head of the nsa, did not discuss with president obama in 2010 an alleged foreign intelligence operation involving german chancellor angela merkel nor as he ever discussed alleged operations involving chancellor merkel. news reports, caming otherwise, are not true. so let's talk about it with nina easton, senior editor and washington columnist for "fortune" magazine and fox news contributor. joe trippi was howard dean's presidential campaign manager. he is a fox news contributor. nina, the question is, i guess, you know, if the president didn't know about this, when did he know about it?
.s. spying on spain, nsa eavesdropping on german leader angela merkel's cell phone. for more than a decade, the white house claims, without president obama's knowledge. >>> u.s. ambassador to spain called on the carpet in madrid. today on capitol hill european union officials demanded answers from chairman of the house intelligence committee. >> i think confidence is damaged. we've identified some questions. therefore, we are -- have to work hard that confidence is established. >> what does this all mean for president obama's relationships with world leaders going forward. on six minute top cia officials talks about the fallout from the edward snowden leaks. >> this is the most serious leak, most serious compromise in the u.s. intelligence committee. >> because of the amount of it and the type. >> the amount and the type. >> website reboot. secretary of hhs kathleen sebelius faces questions on capitol hill wednesday after healthcare.gov went down over the weekend adding fuel to the criticism and more fodder for snl. >> i have a number of friendly tips to help you deal with those problems.
at today's top stories. european officials visiting washington voice unease over revelations about nsa spying. penn state agrees to pay close to $60 million to settle claims involving former coach jerry sandusky. and a federal court rules on restrictive abortion laws in texas. ♪ ♪ >>> the white shouse under fire after another country comes forward to complain about america's surveillance program. a newspaper out of spain suggests the nsa tapped more than 60 million phone lines in that country over a one-month period. this comes as a european delegation is in washington looking for answers. al jazeera has this report. >> reporter: at the white house the presidential spokesman refused to be drawn on reports that the you u.s. tracked millions of spanish foe calls but repeated the nsa surveillance programs are being examined. >> we are doubling a review. we are mindful that some of these disclear us disclosure had tension in our relationships. with new capabilities we recognize there needs to be additional constraints on how we gather and use intelligence. >> reporter: tensions spiked
dick cheney know more about what's going on at the nsa than president obama? i'm jake tapper. this is "the lead." >> nobody asked that question before. >>> the national lead. my sit-down with dick cheney, from torture to the debt to what heaven might look like and what about reports that the u.s. started eavesdropping on allies during the bush/cheney administration? i'll ask the former veep why spy on our friends? >>> plus -- >> i really believe the republican party is in trouble. >> the politics lead. cheney refusing to shy away from the problems ailing his beloved gop but there is one up and coming senate candidate who has his unwavering support. his daughter, liz. >>> and in our national lead, breaking just moments ago, remember when a texas lawmaker filibustered a strict new abortion law only to have the legislature pass it anyway in a special session? well, a u.s. district judge just threw that law out. good afternoon, everyone. welcome to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. in the national lead, we begin by asking of the president those two questions that always seem to go han
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in documents leaked by edward snowden, former nsa contractor. >> i think the revelations from snowden and the secrets that have been revealed are doing significant damage to the bilateral relationships. >> the reality is the nsa saved thousands of lives, in france and germany and throughout europe. >> now, they began in 2002 and president obama was made aware of it in 2010. the nsa denies the president knew anything. >>> the troubled healthcare.gov web site is up and running. a spokes woman says visitors were unable to access the web site last night because of the a failure of service provided by verizon. and >> i know they've called in another privatentity to try to help with the security of it. the problem is, they may have to redesign the entire system. the way the system is designed, it is not secure. >> health and human services secretary kathleen sabilias addressed concerns in a block post the published on saturday. she says healthcare.gov does not retain information. >>> and a family that made strides in toughning the state's dui laws going after prescription drug abuse. nearly
the nsa spying allegations. ellis island opened for the first time since hurricane sandy hit last year. and now there's a new fbi director. spain is now the latest u.s. ally complaining about those american surveillance programs. spain's elmundo newspaper reporting that the nsa tracked 60,000 phone calls during a one month period. comes as a european delegation is already in the united states looking for answers. live from the white house, the european parliament committee, they wrapped up, what happened? >> their first port of call mike rogers. you may remember over the weekend he was saying on the sunday talk shows that europe should in fact be grateful for all the surveillance keeping them safe. much talk after that meeting those, a frank dialogue, ongoing dialogue but this is how the chairman of that european delegation put the problems as europe sees it off all of this nsa surveillance. >> we want to figure out why this kind of mass itch activities -- massive activities happening. in the end we're fighting a battle in terms of security, we need to get that balance right. we're con
of spanish who have been monitored by the nsa, nothing yet. we have a briefing coming up in an hour or so where we expect questions to be asked. as far as previous allegations we have an anonymous leak to the wall street journal saying that president obama knew nothing about this until this summer when he had an internal review--there wasn't an internal review, he found about it then and immediately put a stop to the spying on german chancellor angela merkel. but other reports say that he knew about the surveillance of angela merkel in 2010. there have been rumbles of how the european governments could be careful because edward snowden may have information about how much cooperation european governments gave to the surveillance. >> as they wrap up meetings on capitol hill, what are they saying after the first meeting emerges. >> reporter: this is part of an european inquiry set up a few months ago. this has been long planned. the first stop at chairman of the house intelligence mike rogers who said he didn't understand what all the fuss was about, that they should be glad europe is spying
and members of congress. reports say the nsa has been eavesdropping on many as 35 world leaders and on angela merck el's phone calls back as 2002. there's divided reaction in congress. >> i think we have repair work to do and i think we have hard questions we need to ask of the nsa about what's really happening in this program. >> i think the president should stop apologizing, stop being defensive. the reality is the nsa has saved thousands of lives, not just the united states, but also the transit germany and throughout europe. >> the merkel eavesdropping ended after administration uncovered it last summer and intercepted millions of calls by spanish citizens. >>> jury selection under way in a phone hacking trial in britain. the main defendants, rebecca brooks and andy colson, arrived in court today. they're editors of the news of the world tabloid which is now at a business. brooks and colson are accused of hacking the phones of celebrities and making illegal patients for information. ellis island is open to tourists. new york's historic destination reopened this morning a year after being
to nsa leaker eric snowden, there has been eavesdropping. the e.u. envoy will arrive in washington. >> reporter: that's right, they'll be joined by members of congress, think tanks and telephone companies to discuss the surveillance of citizens. this is a delegation that had been organized some months ago. the european parliament had set up an inquiry as a result of the news from eric snowden. we are expecting some sort of emergency delegation of intelligence officials from both germany and france to washington in the next few days to have talks, but we're not sure when that is going to happen. as for whether they're going to get any joy through congress we heard that europe should be grateful for the surveillance, it's keeping europe safe. we're not sure what you all are complaining about. >> they have also said that the french and the germans spy on the usa so don't be surprised we do it to you. this is quite interesting. angela merkel, apparently she has been bugged, if you like, for years and years, but the nsa saying barack obama, he doesn't know anything about it. >> reporter
and landscapers. you can find it all on angie's list. join today. >>> new spying details reveal the nsa has tapped the phones of up to 35 world leaders. the question become, do the benefits of surveillance outweigh the risk of damaging relations with our international partners? let a let's listen to robert gibbs and peter king offer their competing views. >> i think clearly damage has been done. i think we have to evaluate whether the costs of it is method of gathering some intelligence greatly exceeds the benefit of that intelligence, particularly when we're listening in to apparently some of our very closest allies. >> i think the president should stop apologizing, stop being defensive. the reality is the nsa has saved thousands of lives. in france and germany and throughout europe. we're not doing this for the fun of it. this is to gather valuable intelligence which helps not just us but also helps the europeans. >> you begged me to go first. >> did you have to say that? >> yes. >> okay. i'm going to just say, my experience, i was in the white house, we were doing this back in the 70s and 80s.
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acusaciones de espionache de la nsa. el gobierno de los estados unidos ha sido tan criticado por reclamos sobre el espionaje del nsa: aliados extranjeros incluyendo la cansillería alemana. >> en otras noticias, vamos a cambiar de tema totalmente. el fin de semana, chris brown fue arrestado ayer. se informó que el candidato y otro individuo fueron arrestados luego que ayer iniciaran una pelea. a los dos hombres se les formularon cargos por asalto agravado. un hombre resultó gravemente herido y fue llevado de emergencia al hospital. el hombre fue la víctima de los golpes de chris brown. el nombre de la víctima no ha sido revelado. chris brown enfrenta otras acusaciones. >> si vive en área, hoy
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> ifill: the uproar over n.s.a. spying spread today after new reports detailed the extent of the agency's surveillance activity in germany and spain. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. judy woodruff is off. also ahead this monday, in detroit, the court battle over the city's bankruptcy brings michigan's governor to the stand. and lessons learned from hurricane sandy. miles o'brien reports on how new york city is preparing for the next superstorm. test one year later the people who keep this city running are scrambling to figure out how to keep dry as the storms and the sea level rises. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> bnsf railway. >> united healthcare-- online at uhc.com. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was m
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